DR. J. M. PERKINS HOUSE
Elizabeth Perkins death in 1985 marked the end of over 130 years that Dr. J. M. Perkins and his descendants had lived in this 1851 house. Located on Main Street in downtown Somerset, this wonderful old house features a great wrap-around porch.
CUMBERLAND FALLS STATE RESORT PARK
Hans and I, along with Johan (Johanl) and his lovely wife Wies, spent the day together and part of our day was visiting CUMBERLAND FALLS STATE RESORT PARK which is located on Highway 90, southeast of Somerset and 20 miles southwest of Corbin.
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park is located in the Daniel Boone National Forest. Known as the "Niagara of the South", the waterfall forms a 125-foot wide curtain that plunges 60 feet into the gorge below. The mist of Cumberland Falls creates the magic of the moonbow, only visible on a clear night during a full moon. Though there was a full moon during the time we were there, we would have had to venture there late in the evening to witness this phenomenon which appears nowhere else in the Western Hemisphere. Though we didn't get to see the moonbow, nature did have a little treat for us in that there was a lovely rainbow over the mist while we were there and although it was the beginning of January, the temps were in the mid 60's and it was a bright, beautiful sunny day.
"LAKE CUMBERLAND TOWN"
Located between Lake Cumberland and the Daniel Boone National Forest, Somerset has one of the longest, continuous commercial strips, with U. S. 27, the main road through the community, being lined for ten miles with restaurants, shops and hotels.
Somerset architectural gems include the Public Library, once a U.S. Post Office which was built in 1812. Also impressive is the First Baptist Church.
Older structures include the J.M. Perkins House and the Somerset Pharmacy.
Hans and I stayed in Somerset for two days, as we were getting together with our dear friends from Belgium, Johan (Johanl) and Wies who were on vacation and in the area staying with friends.
"Welcome to God's Country"
All photos are taken at Short Creek outside of Somerset, KY.
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This is taken from the trail leading along the west side of the creek.
Nature amazes me. Note the direction of the tree growth as it follows the sunlight.
Also taken from the west bank.
Taken from the edge of the cliff overhanging the creek.
From the east bank. This is the mystery of the creek, from where does the water originate?